Check out the short story, Come Here, by Rachel Poli, as featured in this post from her blog
“Can you come here for a second?” Harper shouted from the living room. She was sitting on the couch with her laptop on her lap and the TV on for background noise as she worked on her homework.
No one answered.
After a few minutes, she rolled her eyes. She had just called Annie and she answered to her name. She had to have heard her calling.
“Annie?” Harper called again.
“What?” came the response from the other room.
“Where are you?”
“I’m in the kitchen?”
“Great, can you come here for a minute?” Harper asked again, this time raising her voice just a little more.
There was no response again.
Harper continued to type her essay while she waited. She hoped that her sister was just finishing something up in the kitchen before coming into the room.
But when another ten minutes passed, Harper shouted for her again.
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